Extremely Graphic Video Surfaces Of Beheaded Brazilian Soccer Referee

A gruesome Liveleak video has been uploaded showing the aftermath of the Brazilian soccer ref who was beheaded by fans for stabbing a player during a game.

1. Otávio Jordão da Silva (pictured below) was officiating at a local soccer game when he got into a fight with one of the players, Josenir dos Santos Abreu.

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2. That’s when da Silva took out a knife, stabbing, and eventually, killing the player. Abreu’s friends and family, then stormed the field.

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3. WARNING: The rest of this post contains, blurry, but graphic images.

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4. According to the Associated Press, Abreu’s friends and family then cut off da Silva’s legs and beheaded him, putting his head on a pike in the center of the soccer field.

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5. Video was uploaded to Liveleak over the weekend, showing doctors and nurses holding up dismembered parts of da Silva’s body.

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6. A police chief in the area released a statement about how local law enforcement are dealing with the attack:

“Reports of witnesses have indicated some people that were in place at the time of the fact. We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law.”

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7. The violence adds to growing concerns about Brazil’s ability to safely host the 2014 World Cup.

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